Blog: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15th, 2011

Hello everyone! Today kicks off the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  If you have ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, or South America, make sure to celebrate from September 15 to October 15th.

Hispanic Heritage Month used to be just one week. It started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and it wasn’t until President Ronald Reagan that expanded into a whole month of honoring Hispanic Heritage. It  became a law on August 17, 1988.

It starts today because it’s the Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  Mexico celebrates their independence day September 16th, while Chile does on September 18th.  Even if you don’t have Latin roots, you can still join in on the fun. That’s what Conectando Latinos is all about! We have a very special event planned in it’s honor. Stay tuned as we reveal more!  What is one Latin country you would like to know more about?